Fake eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MiddleChild, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. MiddleChild

    MiddleChild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a name for those glass or china eggs folks (used to) put in a nest to encourage egg-laying? I'm almost positive I've heard a term for it, but all this time spent with my head in a small box full of chickens is interfering with my memory.
     
  2. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dummy eggs usually. Or Rubber eggs or Plastic eggs etc, just depends on what the person selling them is calling them half the time. [​IMG]
     
  3. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or crock egg. [​IMG]
     
  4. forte22

    forte22 Out Of The Brooder

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    just use a golf ball
     
  5. MiddleChild

    MiddleChild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No no no - I'm looking for the word, not the item!

    False egg
    Teaser
    Decoy

    ...something like that.
     
  6. nifty50chick

    nifty50chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does a golf ball really work?
     
  7. bobcart

    bobcart Out Of The Brooder

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    yes!
     
  8. nifty50chick

    nifty50chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very cool! i will try it!
     
  9. thegibbys

    thegibbys Out Of The Brooder

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    in case you were wondering you can buy the ceramic/fake eggs at crackle barrel. you can get them in white or brown. they are about $1.70 each. my hens love them. my hens dont like golf balls they just push them out of the box.


    have fun!![​IMG]
     
  10. snogs

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    I used ping pong balls and it seemed to work.
     

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